Foster Care Staff

Holly Gabby (she/her), MSW, LICSW – Foster Care Programs Director | phone • 651.342.2634

Holly joined EVOLVE in August 2016. Holly obtained her bachelor’s degree at Iowa State University in Child, Adult, and Family Services. She obtained her master’s degree in Social Work in May 2017 from the University of St Thomas and St. Catherine’s University.  Holly started at EVOLVE working within our foster care and clinical departments. Since 2017, Holly has been in a leadership role within EVOLVE’s foster care and kinship programs. Holly completed her Permanency and Adoption Competency Certification through the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities in 2018.  Prior to Holly’s experience at EVOLVE, she has experience working with parents navigating the child welfare system.  Holly is passionate about advancing change within the child welfare and adoption system to ensure that family and youth voice is at the center of our work.

Lisette Cando (she/her), BSW, LSW – Foster Care Program Manager | phone • 651.342.2630

Lisette joined EVOLVE Family Services in August of 2017. Lisette obtained her bachelor’s degree in Social Work with a minor in Psychology from the University of St. Thomas in May of 2016. Initially, Lisette joined EVOLVE as a Foster Care Family Worker where she focused on licensing both relative/kin and traditional foster care providers. In 2019, Lisette was promoted to a lead position within the foster care program, and in 2022, she was promoted to Foster Care Program Manager at EVOLVE Family Services, which is the role she remains in today. Lisette understands the unique needs of children and youth in foster care and is skilled at having difficult conversations with families to best prepare them to foster/adopt children and to reduce the possibility of disruption. Lisette hopes to continue promoting equity within the child welfare system while supporting families, children, and youth.

Nancy Swanson (Waase Giizhigook) (she/they), BS – Foster Care Family Worker | phone • 651.342.2586

Dylan Struwe (they/them), BS – Foster Care Family Worker | phone • 612.314.3912

Margret Emborsky (she/her), Foster Care Family Worker | phone • 651.342.2582

Elizabeth Lee (she/her), Foster Care Family Worker

Margot Hamlin (she/her), Foster Care Process Coordinator | phone • 651.571.3538